The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
England / North East
Rank 45 53 44
Rank change year-on-year +8 -9  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 40 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.44% 2.19% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.21% 2.56% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 6
Median daily rate £375 £258 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.63% -33.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £250 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £420 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.19 £30.35
% change year-on-year +5.00% -13.70%  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 644 742 470
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.62% 85.39% 74.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 506 263
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 19
Median hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.55% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.71 £12.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £30.00 £29.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +12 38 £388 +53.46% 5
Durham -4 2 £340 -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 59 (61.46%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (43.75%) Scrum
3 37 (38.54%) User Stories
4 35 (36.46%) Java
4 35 (36.46%) Scala
5 32 (33.33%) RESTful
5 32 (33.33%) Open Source
5 32 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 30 (31.25%) Selenium
7 29 (30.21%) ITIL
8 28 (29.17%) QA
9 27 (28.13%) Automated Testing
9 27 (28.13%) Gherkin
9 27 (28.13%) Test Automation
9 27 (28.13%) Kanban
9 27 (28.13%) Groovy
9 27 (28.13%) API Testing
10 24 (25.00%) IaaS
10 24 (25.00%) SaaS
10 24 (25.00%) PaaS
10 24 (25.00%) Confluence
10 24 (25.00%) JIRA
10 24 (25.00%) Change Management
11 23 (23.96%) Windows
11 23 (23.96%) Microsoft
11 23 (23.96%) Jenkins
12 22 (22.92%) Data Management
13 20 (20.83%) Web Services
13 20 (20.83%) Linux
13 20 (20.83%) Service Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (25.00%) Confluence
2 9 (9.38%) Oracle Application Server
2 9 (9.38%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.25%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.17%) Documentum
4 4 (4.17%) GeoServer
4 4 (4.17%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.13%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.13%) Tuxedo
6 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.08%) JBoss
6 2 (2.08%) NServiceBus
6 2 (2.08%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.08%) WildFly
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.04%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 15 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 14 (14.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.04%) MS Office
3 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (9.38%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.08%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.04%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 24 (25.00%) IaaS
1 24 (25.00%) PaaS
1 24 (25.00%) SaaS
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.08%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.33%) HTTP
2 4 (4.17%) VPN
3 3 (3.13%) LDAP
3 3 (3.13%) PuTTY
3 3 (3.13%) WinSCP
4 2 (2.08%) Firewall
4 2 (2.08%) LAN
4 2 (2.08%) PBX
4 2 (2.08%) Skype
4 2 (2.08%) WAN
4 2 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.54%) Oracle Database
2 9 (9.38%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.21%) DB2
5 4 (4.17%) GIS
5 4 (4.17%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.13%) EDRMS
7 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.04%) HBase
8 1 (1.04%) Ingres
8 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (31.25%) Selenium
2 24 (25.00%) JIRA
3 23 (23.96%) Jenkins
4 19 (19.79%) SoapUI
5 8 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 8 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 8 (8.33%) JUnit
5 8 (8.33%) Subversion
5 8 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.08%) CA Gen
General
1 7 (7.29%) Finance
2 1 (1.04%) Back Office
2 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (25.00%) Tester
2 20 (20.83%) Automation Tester
3 15 (15.63%) Analyst
4 13 (13.54%) DBA
4 13 (13.54%) Developer
5 12 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
6 11 (11.46%) Java Automation Tester
7 10 (10.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 10 (10.42%) Operations Engineer
8 9 (9.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 9 (9.38%) Selenium Tester
9 8 (8.33%) Senior Operations Engineer
10 7 (7.29%) Business Analyst
10 7 (7.29%) Support Analyst
11 6 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
11 6 (6.25%) QA Tester
12 5 (5.21%) HTML Developer
12 5 (5.21%) Operational Support Analyst
12 5 (5.21%) Operations Analyst
12 5 (5.21%) Operations Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (33.33%) RESTful
2 27 (28.13%) Gherkin
3 20 (20.83%) Web Services
4 11 (11.46%) CSS
5 10 (10.42%) HTML
5 10 (10.42%) HTML5
6 9 (9.38%) JSON
6 9 (9.38%) REST
7 8 (8.33%) Ajax
7 8 (8.33%) CSS3
7 8 (8.33%) Django
7 8 (8.33%) Guice
7 8 (8.33%) Play Framework
7 8 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
7 8 (8.33%) Spring
8 5 (5.21%) Spring MVC
9 4 (4.17%) Java EE
9 4 (4.17%) SignalR
10 3 (3.13%) .NET
10 3 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (14.58%) User Experience
3 9 (9.38%) Tandem
4 8 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.08%) Clustering
5 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.08%) NHS
6 1 (1.04%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.96%) Windows
2 20 (20.83%) Linux
3 14 (14.58%) Unix
4 13 (13.54%) AIX
5 10 (10.42%) Windows XP
6 9 (9.38%) Windows 2000
7 4 (4.17%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.13%) MVS
8 3 (3.13%) Windows Server
9 2 (2.08%) HPUX
9 2 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.08%) VME
9 2 (2.08%) zOS
10 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (61.46%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (43.75%) Scrum
3 37 (38.54%) User Stories
4 32 (33.33%) Open Source
4 32 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 29 (30.21%) ITIL
6 27 (28.13%) API Testing
6 27 (28.13%) Automated Testing
6 27 (28.13%) Kanban
6 27 (28.13%) Test Automation
7 24 (25.00%) Change Management
8 22 (22.92%) Data Management
9 20 (20.83%) Defect Management
9 20 (20.83%) Service Management
10 19 (19.79%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (19.79%) Exploratory Testing
10 19 (19.79%) Performance Testing
10 19 (19.79%) Security Testing
10 19 (19.79%) Unit Testing
10 19 (19.79%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (36.46%) Java
1 35 (36.46%) Scala
2 27 (28.13%) Groovy
3 11 (11.46%) SQL
4 8 (8.33%) C#
4 8 (8.33%) Python
4 8 (8.33%) Ruby
5 6 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.13%) VBA
7 2 (2.08%) COBOL
7 2 (2.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.04%) ABAP
8 1 (1.04%) C
8 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (7.29%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.08%) CCNA
5 2 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.08%) MCSA
6 1 (1.04%) CCA
6 1 (1.04%) CCAB
6 1 (1.04%) CISM
6 1 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.04%) ISEB
6 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.04%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (29.17%) QA
2 15 (15.63%) SLA
3 1 (1.04%) COBIT
3 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.04%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5 (5.21%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (23.96%) Microsoft
2 19 (19.79%) Atlassian
3 15 (15.63%) Oracle
4 8 (8.33%) Google
5 5 (5.21%) VMware
6 3 (3.13%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.08%) CA
7 2 (2.08%) Citrix
7 2 (2.08%) EMC
7 2 (2.08%) HP
7 2 (2.08%) Mitel
7 2 (2.08%) SAP
8 1 (1.04%) Capita
8 1 (1.04%) Cisco
8 1 (1.04%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.04%) Informatica
8 1 (1.04%) Pega
8 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
Newcastle, County Down
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